Macbook taking a really long time to shut down completely.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by dan7592, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    I turn off the macbook, and it stays on the desktop picture for a really long time (no dock or menu bar is shown) for about an hour. Does yours do this? What do you suggest I do?
  2. macrumors 68000


    Jul 20, 2006
    does this happen every time?
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 15, 2007
    Well I mainly see it when I use it with an external monitor, keyboard, speakers, and mouse.
  4. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
    This happened with my Macbook...I went to Terminal in the Utilities folder and typed in: sudo periodic daily weekly monthy

    then press return, it'll ask you for your password, type that in and wait a couple minutes until it prompts you again, then its done. This worked for me, its usually took 30-60 seconds to shut down and only the desktop showed with no icons or toolbar or dock on the desktop, but that fixed the problem, now it only takes 5 seconds 10 seconds tops to shut down

    hopes this works for you
  5. macrumors 604


    Aug 28, 2007
    San Francisco California, USA
    I got this prompt screen:

    WARNING: Improper use of the sudo command could lead to data loss
    or the deletion of important system files. Please double-check your
    typing when using sudo. Type "man sudo" for more information.

    To proceed, enter your password, or type Ctrl-C to abort.

    Looks a bit like overkill, but wasn't this a system cleanup for Mac OS X TIGER? :eek:
  6. macrumors newbie

    Feb 3, 2009
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    Feb 3, 2009

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